Dan Johnson of bydanjohnson.com
has an interesting chart on his blog today showing how monthly light sport aircraft sales spike, nearly double, after major trade shows such as Sun `n Fun and EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh. The monthly average of 38 registrations (an indicator of sales) doubles to 70 or even 88. At the moment registrations have dropped to 24 for last month, possibly an indicator of the state of the economy and the economic tension leading up to a major election.
Two large LSA distributors (one in Denton, Tex., the other in Salainas, Calif.) say, in general, that sales are well below what they had expected when they entered the business. But they believe sales will grow when the economy heals and both remain enthusiastic about the future of the LSA industry.
Cirrus Design sees its Cirrus SRS LSA as one of the best chances for attracting new customers, especially in an economic malaise.
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